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The Women of Oakland

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free
This 75-minute tour challenges the myth of Southern womanhood by uncovering the true social and personal histories of Atlanta’s women.

Early Atlanta might have been a man’s world, but this city was built with the labor of women. From writers and domestic servants to reformers and mothers, Oakland Cemetery is home to thousands of women. Some defied social expectations or worked against racial discrimination to become trailblazers. Others created support systems that made change possible. All dealt with the issues, challenges, and social standards of being a woman in their day. Hear their stories of pioneering, producing, and patriarchy-smashing during this guided walking tour of Oakland Cemetery!

This tour starts outside of the Bell Tower Building (at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop) at 10:30 AM. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in with the volunteer at the front desk.

Spaces are extremely limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Historic Oakland Foundation is committed to following CDC public health guidelines. Masks will be required for all guests to enter the Museum Shop. Vaccinated guests can remove their masks during a tour. If an at-risk tour guest is uncomfortable, all tour guests will agree to continue wearing their masks for the duration of the tour to ensure the comfort of all visitors.

Historic Oakland Foundation Members

Historic Oakland Foundation memberships include free tickets for special topic tours. Check your membership level before you purchase. Individual members receive one (1) ticket, dual members two (2) tickets, and family memberships four (4) tickets. Membership status will be confirmed before the tour.

Accessibility

Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket. There is designated parking for vehicles with a disability permit behind the Bell Tower Building/Visitors Center. This is the best option for parking as the main entrance is paved with cobblestones, and both the East Gate and Memorial Drive Gate entrances have either a step or curb.

ASL interpreter available if given three days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.

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Details

Date:
August 29
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-women-of-oakland-tickets-162724297755

Venue

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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